Carol Vogel covers the somewhat belated decision to create a catalogue raisonné for Donald Judd 15 years after his death:
This week his foundation announced the appointment of a committee headed by Katy Rogers, who is finishing the Robert Motherwell catalogue raisonné, a seven-year project overseen by the Dedalus Foundation. Other committee members include Flavin Judd, the artist’s son, as well as scholars, curators and former studio assistants. “It’s long overdue,” said Barbara Hunt McLanahan, executive director of the Donald Judd Foundation. “It’s taken a while for the foundation to be fully operational.”
Ms. McLanahan said she estimated the work would take 7 to 10 years to complete. The foundation is putting up the seed money, but how much it will cost, how many volumes it will be and whether it will be available in a digital format are all open questions, Ms. McLanahan said. In 1975 a catalogue raisonné of Judd’s paintings, objects and woodblocks was published, but it covered work only created between 1960 and 1974.